Interest is growing in sustainable agriculture, which involves the use of productive and profitable farming practices that take advantage of natural biological processes to conserve resources, reduce inputs, protect the environment, and enhance public health. Continuing research is helping to demonstrate the ways that many factors--economics, biology, policy, and tradition--interact in sustainable agriculture systems.
This book contains the proceedings of a workshop on the findings of a broad range of research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The areas of study, such as integrated pest management, alternative cropping and tillage systems, and comparisons with more conventional approaches, are essential to developing and adopting profitable and sustainable farming systems.
Table of Contents
|PART ONE: OVERVIEW||11-106|
|PART TWO: RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN THE WESTERN REGION||107-162|
|PART THREE: RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN THE SOUTHERN REGION||163-228|
|PART FOUR: RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN THE NORTH CENTRAL REGION||229-288|
|PART FIVE: RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN THE NORTHEASTERN REGION||289-384|
|PART SIX: SUMMARY||385-392|
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